The Diamond Jubilee Grace has been especially composed for the Big Jubilee Lunches that are part of the celebrations marking The Queen's Jubilee in June to be used in part or its entirety. Hundreds of local churches, of all denominations, across the nation are getting involved in encouraging and helping local communities to celebrate together during the Diamond Jubilee weekend and will be able to bring this unique prayer, seen and approved by The Queen, quite literally to the table.
Grace for Diamond Jubilee Lunches
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
we give you thanks for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth;
for her steadfast faith and for her royal service to this nation
and all the peoples of the Commonwealth.
Bless the food before us and the people beside us;
may the sharing of this meal strengthen our communities,
and nurture the bonds between us of friendship, hope and trust.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who reigns as servant of all.